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    this tale to inform the other pilgrims that greed is death. The tale does not paint death as completely evil. The old man who longs for death to put an end to his suffering,This reminds the pilgrims that even death is sometimes desirable. The rioters' made a pact to kill “Death”, then this begins to appear ridiculous as this is another misguided impulse from this gang of geniuses. In the end, the three fail in their pact to kill Death,

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    Yes, the rioter’s did find what they were looking for. Well, the rioter’s found what they were looking for in an ironic kind of way. As told in the Pardoner’s Tale, three rioters had gone for a drink when a coffin was brought in. The rioters learned it was their friend, and demanded to know how he died. A serf at the bar said it was one called “death” who steals people’s lives in the night. On which the rioters claimed Death was a traitor and swore vengeance for their friend’s death. Thus which the

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    The Pardoner's Tale

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    The Bubonic plague disseminated around Europe during times of social class comparisons which impacted many author’s writing styles. Geoffrey Chaucer in “The Pardoner’s Tale” makes greed a catalyst for Death while Giovanni Boccaccio in “Federigo’s Falcon” makes sacrifice a catalyst for love. Chaucer personifies Death implying that greed will kill everyone in the end as Boccaccio’s setting of Federigo’s farm represents poverty, and the sacrifice it took of him to display his devotion to Monna. The

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    The Pardoner's Tale

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    The Pardoner’s Tale is a story very relatable to many Americans in this day and age. This story tells of greed, pride, and malice. A theme as old as time, “money is the root of all evil” speaks volumes in this poem. The Pardoner’s Tale highlights an old saying that many use in everyday conversation. “Money is the root of all evil” is the main theme of this story, as three friends are shown turning against each other. These three friends participate in wasteful lives; constantly drunk, swearing,

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    Stories throughout time have often illustrated a type of evil. Most often, the root of evil is money. “The Pardoner’s Tale”, a story that is part of the Canterbury Tales written by Geoffrey Chaucer, clearly demonstrates that money is the root of all evil. The exemplum tells the story of three rioters who are on the search for a criminal named Death who murdered their friend. However, on their way to find him, they discover gold that they believe is rewarding. Unfortunately, things do not turn out

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    The Pardoner's Tale The world is full of hypocrites and in the story “The Pardoner’s Tale”, Chaucer writes about a man who is living a life of sin. The Pardoner’s tale is an epologia of a pardoner who has the power from the church to forgive others for their sins but makes a living out of lying and tricking his audience. Throughout the Pardoner’s Tale he preaches about greed, drinking, blasphemy, and gambling but in the Pardoner’s Prologue he admits to committing these sins himself. The pardoner

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    People say that money is the root of all evil. In this story, it basically proves to be true. In The Pardoner’s Tale, three men travel to find and kill Death. During their journey, they find some gold coins at the base of a tree. This puts their journey toward Death to a halt. Ironically enough, they die in the end. So what exactly do these journey-stopping coins symbolize? One quality that the gold coins symbolize would clearly be greed. As any normal human, it is a normal thing for us to feel

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    An exemplum is a narrative that illustrates or supports a moral point much like what was often given in a sermon in the medieval times. In the story “The Pardoners Tale”, the narration the pardoner tells, includes an underlying message which in this case is that greed is the cause of the ruin of society and also the horrible demise of many. The role of a pardoner in Chaucer’s time was to collect money for gracious Christian purposes and to compensate contributors with “absolution” of their sins.

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    "Summary of the Pardoner's Tale" The pardoner’s tale is about three man who was being too greedy and they all end up dying. In the beginning of the tale, the pardoner introduces the three characters in the story. Which they are from the Flanders, and a group of friends who enjoyed to eat, drink, dance and gamble all day. After their introductions, Pardoner explains how bad the behaviors of 3 friends was and explains why it is wrong with some examples from the Bible. Which he describes the fall of

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    Throughout “The Pardoner’s Tale,” the literary elements verbal irony and situational irony reveal the theme that greed is the root of all evil. First, one rioter tells his friend, “Trust me… you needn’t doubt my word. I won't betray you, I’ll be true” (Chaucer 130). The rioter’s use of verbal irony helps to reveal the theme by showing how greed can cause someone to do things they would not normally do. The rioter's use of irony means the opposite of what it states; it is a warning to not trust the

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